It’s been a sunny Milan season and the runways have been in step with the weather. Colorful and fresh collections from nearly every house with highlights from Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci on the last day. With Madonna on the soundtrack, Alessandro Michele ”Justified his fashion love.”
Gucci S/S 2020
Gucci had a fair share of unflattering headlines lately with its balaclava sweater’s resemblance to blackface, which prompted the company to issue an apology, and business news wires reporting that the growth engine of the Kering group has slowed down. What remedy would Alessandro Michele come up with for his latest show, which effectively closed the Milan season, was the question on the industry’s mind? Michele delivered with a paired down vision of his Gucci, which focused on subversively sexy clothes instead of his usual nerd chic and veering on costume design creations. While Madonna’s Justify my love boomed on the speakers at the company’s show space on Via Mecenate when Michele took his bow, he effectively confirmed his love for his occupation with this collection. “This is the most beautiful job in the world,” explained a happy Michele backstage.